2nd record vagrant to Madeira seen on a full-day birdwatching

Greater Scaup

Female Teal

Juvenile Knots


Madeira is still under rough weather conditions, specially strong winds, which for birdwatching can get us some surprises and very good observations... Here is the list for
24th November 2007

Lugar de Baixo
Greater Scaup Aythya marila - 2nd record for Madeira. First record was on November 1985 in Funchal
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Sanderling Calidris alba
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
2 Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
2 Snipes Gallinago gallinago
Teal Anas crecca/carolinensis juvenile
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica

Ribeira da Janela
Teal Anas crecca/carolinensis female
Green-winged teal Anas carolinensis male

Sao Vicente
3 Whimbrels Numenius phaeopus
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
2 Red Knot Calidris canutus juveniles

Little Stint & Sanderling

We guess this November was a high season for vagrant birds in Madeira... We hope there will still be some surprises to come for Christmas season in Madeira Nature!

Join Madeira Wildlife Monthly Newsletter. All the updates on your email every month.